Developing a Personal Practice:
Embracing the Elements
This six-week course is designed to help you cultivate a personal practice that is unique to you and your specific needs. We’ll use the elements of nature as a framework to develop and support qualities that already exist in you—the same qualities that exist in earth, water, fire, air and space. As we move through each element, you’ll be provided with a variety of practices to help and inspire you to enter into your own element, defined as “the state of being naturally suited to a person.” This course will combine both live and recorded content, so you will be supported while moving at your own pace. All live zoom sessions will be recorded and available within 24 hours, so if you can't make the live calls, you won't miss a thing!
Week One : Earth Element
Emphasizing qualities of support, foundation, stability, steadiness, patience reliability and giving.
Welcome + Introduction | Live on Zoom: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 7:00 p.m. MST
Workbook practices: daily practice tracker, earth-themed journaling prompts and practice suggestions
Earth-themed asana class (pre-recorded)
Earth-themed guided meditation (pre-recorded)
Earth-themed breathwork practice (pre-recorded)
Week Two : Water Element
Emphasizing qualities of creativity, flow, movement, surrender, softness, nourishment and cleansing.
Earth recap + Introduction to Water Element | Live on Zoom: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m., MST
Workbook practices: daily practice tracker | water-themed journaling prompts | ritual and practice suggestions
Water-themed asana class (pre-recorded)
Water-themed guided meditation (pre-recorded)
Water-themed breathwork practice (pre-recorded)
Week Three : Fire Element
Emphasizing qualities of heat, discipline, transformation and change.
Water recap + Introduction to Fire Element | Live on Zoom: Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7:00 p.m., MST
Workbook practices: daily practice tracker | fire-themed journaling prompts | ritual and practice suggestions
Fire-themed asana class (pre-recorded)
Fire-themed guided meditation (pre-recorded)
Fire-themed breathwork practice (pre-recorded)
Week Four : Air Element
Emphasizing qualities of fulfillment, expansion, expression, vitality and receiving.
Fire recap + Introduction to Air Element | Live on Zoom: Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 7:00 p.m., MST
Workbook practices: daily practice tracker | air qualities journaling prompts | ritual and practice suggestions
Air-themed asana class (pre-recorded)
Air-themed guided meditation (pre-recorded)
Air-themed breathwork practice (pre-recorded)
Week Five : Space Element
Emphasizing qualities of presence, peace, energy, concept of being held.
Air recap + Introduction to Space Element | Live on Zoom: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7:00 p.m., MST
Workbook practices: daily practice tracker | space qualities journaling prompts | ritual and practice suggestions
Space-themed asana class (pre-recorded)
Space-themed guided meditation (pre-recorded)
Space-themed breathwork practice (pre-recorded)
Week Six : Conclusion
Space Element recap + Q&A + Conclusion
Live on Zoom: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 7:00 p.m., MST
All course materials are yours to keep, so you may continue practicing and refer back at any time.
"I was able to see up close Emily's deep and genuine love for the practice of yoga. I saw her passion for guiding others to reconnect with their mind, spirit, and body and to harness that connection in all areas of life beyond the yoga mat. She taught me how to listen to my body, how to interpret sensations, and to always be curious about my inner landscape. I'm so grateful to consider Emily as a friend and a mentor. When you enter a class with Emily (virtually or in-person) you are in for the treat of a lifetime, and the gifts you gain from her teachings will stay with you always." ~Mara
“Emily infuses light, love and wonderful intentions into everything she creates and everyone she interacts with. I was able to learn so much about myself spiritually, physically and mentally in her class. Anyone I come across who is looking to learn more about themselves and the world around us, through Yoga, I send to Emily. I would emphatically encourage anyone to learn from her and take her course! I have no doubt you will have an incredible experience with her as your guide.” ~Mallory
“Emily is one of the most grounded and caring people I have ever met. She lives yoga in her personal life which makes her teaching real and authentic. Emily creates an environment where you can feel safe to try new things and to experiment with your breath and body. She is great at holding space for you to push yourself as you explore your mind and emotions as well."~Sarah
"Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for Emily and the hours she sat with me in my learning. Her light, her deep knowledge and understanding of yoga, her passion, her patience, her love — Emily radiates the most important qualities of a trustworthy teacher. She did and continues to inspire me in so many ways, and I’m forever grateful to have her example and guidance in my life." ~Shayna